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The BASE Summer Program

Application & Fees

Applications are reviewed for admission and decisions are released on a rolling basis. Due to space limitations, early applications are encouraged. We will evaluate your application on the basis of the overall strength of your academic record, extracurricular experiences, and career goals.

The ideal participant in the BASE Program is a student who will have recently completed his or her sophomore, junior or senior year, or has graduated within the last two years from an undergraduate institution. We also encourage current freshmen who are completing their first year of university with strong academic performance to apply.

If English is not the official language spoken in your country and your native language in not English, you must submit official evidence of English language proficiency (TOEFL or the IELTS examination score).

Admission Timeline for BASE 2017

  • Application available: now at bit.ly/applytobase (Important: have *all* attachments ready for uploading when applying).
  • Application opens: November 2016
  • First deadline (priority review and notification): March 31, 2017
  • Second deadline (last chance): April 30, 2017
  • Dorm residents move-in: July 2, 2017
  • Instruction begins: July 3, 2017
  • Instruction ends: August 11, 2017

Program Costs for BASE

The program cost for BASE 2017 is $9,000.

This program fee covers:

  • All tuition costs
  • All course readers
  • Weekly group lunches

Optional Housing


BASE students have the option of residing in a campus dormitory within easy walking distance of the Haas School. Housing prices for 2016 are listed below. We will provide 2017 housing prices on this page as soon as available from our campus housing partners.

Each year, about 20-25 BASE students stay together in the Foothill dorm located only minutes from the Haas School. The housing fee includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner on most days. Please click here (.pdf) for a detailed meal schedule of meals included with the housing fee.

If you sign-up for a double room, another student in the BASE program will be your roommate. The housing fee is in addition to the program fee:

2016 price for Double Occupancy was $2,729 per person
2016 price for Single Occupancy was $3,158 per person


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